If you are thinking of moving to The Down or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare The Down to figures for Shropshire and nationally. These statistics can tell you if The Down is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
The Down Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics
Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.
The Down Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in The Down come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in The Down than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.2%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||1.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||10.4%||13.5%|
The Down Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of The Down and are from the UK Census of 2011.
The Down General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for The Down. The percentage of residents in The Down rating their health as 'very good' is less than the national average.
The Down Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||8.5%||8.3%|
The Down Age Distribution Statistics
The population of The Down as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of The Down is also older than the average, making The Down a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.1%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5.1%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||18.1%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||21.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||7.3%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.2%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||6.8%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.7%||2.3%|
The Down Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of The Down are from the UK Census of 2011. Since The Down has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||2%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.3%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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